2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: Best car ive owned, too !

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Best car ive owned, too !
By david300 on


2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


I bought my 2002 SantaFe in that year brand new.
Its been very reliable and ive babied the car on doing maintenance which i do myself.
It routinely gets a combined 21 MPG with 23 on the Highway at 70 mph.
It is very peppy and in fact, the front tires will spin from a start if you take off real quick.
I upgraded the crummy LongTrail Tires to Michelin LX Tires and went from 225's
to 245's
-- the extra width makes it handle superbly and they dont rub on anything.
The Factory radio / tape/ cd
player went out at 75,000 miles so i went with a new Pioneer from BestBuy.
Other than that, i had a Temperature Sensor go out around 80,000 miles...and thats been it for failures.
Its been good.

Best Features

Precise handling with the wider tires i put on it. Very good performance from the V-6 motor.

Worst Features

Needs much better factory tires . The ones they put on were noisy and didnt hold up well. The front seat needs to go back alot further for someone over 6' ; I personally moved mine back another 5" for much greater legroom.
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